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Yamaha C3 NEO Grand Piano #233226
09/27/02 12:57 AM
09/27/02 12:57 AM
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I got a chance to play one of these pianos today. Apparently there are only 3 in existence according to the salesman. I am not usually impressed by Yamaha pianos, but this one is completely different. It has a very different tone to it, I guess because of the unusual construction of it.

Yamaha NEO

At $90,000 I would still have to go with the Steinway B I had played earlier in the day. I had played some steinways before and not been very impressed with the shorter grands, but I can see why so many people like to play the larger concert size instruments that Steinway makes.

Of course now I wish I had never played the Steinway, because now I have to have one!!!!


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Re: Yamaha C3 NEO Grand Piano #233227
09/27/02 04:35 AM
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Originally posted by Knute Hestness:
Of course now I wish I had never played the Steinway, because now I have to have one!!!!
I made the same mistake! laugh

Btw, I love the look of the NEO; it fits right in with the modern minimalist decor of my home, although I am using maple and aluminium, instead of cherry. My last home, however, was mostly cherry.

For something with a bit more power, check out the 7'6" Yamaha Disklavier PRO2000 . I imagine the cost of this would be equivalent to a Steinway D!

Re: Yamaha C3 NEO Grand Piano #233228
09/29/02 10:51 AM
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Knute,

I played this model with a Disklavier on it at the 2001 NAMM show. Although it was a bit noisy, I wasn't impressed.

Glad you liked the one you saw. smile


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Re: Yamaha C3 NEO Grand Piano #233229
09/29/02 11:11 AM
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Isn't it just a C3 under all that flashy exterior...?

I'm not sure I like all these futuristic designs, such as the weird custom pianos that Schimmel build. I much prefer the more traditional styles, like the billiard leg Steinways.

Dave


"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
Re: Yamaha C3 NEO Grand Piano #233230
10/01/02 05:42 AM
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Hey Knute,

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Apparently there are only 3 in existence according to the salesman.
I've seen one here in Oregon. Did you play this in Portland?

If not, then I doubt there are only three in existance.

If so, I tend to doubt everything the dealer here in Portland tells me.

Take that for what you will...

Cheers,
Francis


Cheers,
Francis

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